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Old 01-07-2013, 12:28 AM   #3211
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Just finished mine and couldn't be happier with it: Dual stage STC-1000 with two outlets mounted on a 4 gang blue box and and outlet box. Maintaining my fermentation temperature +/- 0.3 degrees C.

I used a 4 gang box and a corresponding outlet mask to give myself a little extra room as the wiring was a little tight. The next time that I make one of these I'll probably use an outdoor pvc box and break off the tab on one of the outlets to control both heating and cooling with one outlet.



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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #3212
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Add me to the list of completed controllers.


Added indicator lights for across the garage viewing.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #3213
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Add me to the list of completed controllers.

Added indicator lights for across the garage viewing.
Sweet. What type of lights are they? Did you wire them in series or parallel with the loads?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #3214
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Added indicator lights for across the garage viewing.
Nice. What kind of box is that?

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:14 PM   #3215
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Here is my wiring diagram. The box is from radio shack. Not sure if its wired in parallel or not. I just followed the schematics I found and, low and behold, it works!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #3216
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And these are the lights. They have red and green, but not blue.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...lickid=prod_cs

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:48 PM   #3217
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And these are the lights. They have red and green, but not blue.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...lickid=prod_cs
120vac neon. Gotcha. I had an orange one laying around a while back. Was wondering if that's what you used.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 AM   #3218
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Here is my wiring diagram. The box is from radio shack. Not sure if its wired in parallel or not. I just followed the schematics I found and, low and behold, it works!
Sadly.. this confuses me lol.. I have my work cut out for me when I order mine.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:26 AM   #3219
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I just finished 2 out of the three temp controllers I am needing for the builds I'll be doing. I am having an issue with one of them, the cooling side of the outlet I have wired up isn't providing any sort of power, the heating side does though... but i am hearing the audible click of it swapping from heat-cool-heat, but it isn't providing power. Could there be something wrong with the outlet? or the actual controller?

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #3220
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....Not sure if its wired in parallel or not.......
The lamps are in parallel with the receptacles in that diagram. As it should be.
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